Vintage dinnerware retro style

Vintage Dishes – Seen in a Magazine

When I’m shopping for vintage dishes, I sometimes buy old magazines as well. Many home publications contain how-to articles that are just as “evergreen” as my favorite vintage dishes. I can see why writers, photographers and food stylists choose to use vintage classics to show off the food in a recipe story, or illustrate the […]

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Starburst Franciscan china

Starburst Search Vintage Franciscan China

I’m looking for a few pieces of the Starburst pattern to add to my collection. This is vintage dinnerware from the 1950s and 1960s, with an “atomic” star motif. Think Space Age, Mid-Century Modern, and Mad Men. The shapes are a bit of a twist: not quite round plates and triangular for the tray that […]

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Iroquois china vintage cup saucer Vision Ben Seibel

Ben Around Every Corner

Ben Seibel, that is. Small towns in the American Midwest might not be the first place you’d think of to find modern design classics. But Ben Seibel Design dinnerware has been around for more than 50 years, and you never know… On the dish trail last week, we found a bit of Ben in one […]

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Iroquoise china creamer Lazy Daisy Ben Seibel

Ben Seibel, Lazy Daisy, vintage charm

There’s always more to love when it comes to dinnerware designed by Ben Seibel. One of those patterns is Lazy Daisy, from Iroquois China Co. of Syracuse, New York. The Iroquois “Informal” line is just that, both in shape and decor. Lazy Daisy was one of the first patterns made in this funky, 1950s dinnerware. […]

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Syracuse china Polaris vintage dinnerware

Polaris Vintage Syracuse China

Hard to believe it’s been so long since my last post, but it has been a busy shopping season. You could almost feel the pent-up garage sales…. waiting for the snow to go and nice weather to arrive. One of the best things we found in our travels so far (and the summer’s not over […]

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